Favorite Quotes

I have amassed a little collection of gardening quotes over the years and love to place them strategically around my house for inspiration, contemplation or humor.  Here are a few of my favorites:

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. ~Author Unknown

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. ~Abraham Lincoln

The garden is the poor man’s apothecary. ~German Proverb

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional. ~Robert Brault

Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first. ~Author Unknown

In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener. ~Robert Rodale

Life begins the day you start a garden. ~Chinese Proverb

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. ~Robert Brault

My rule of green thumb for mulch is to double my initial estimate of bags needed, and add three. Then I’ll only be two bags short. ~Author Unknown

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2 Responses to Favorite Quotes

  1. Tom Gongaware says:

    My contribution…maybe you can relate.

    Katherine S. White, master gardener, talented writer and fiction editor for The New Yorker magazine many years ago (and wife of my favorite writer, E. B. White) wrote:

    “From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens…the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind’s eye.”

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